It is important to select a style of wainscoting that matches the decor of your space. For example, in a sleek, modern-style living room, wainscoting with simple, linear horizontal borders would work well, while wainscoting with lavish ornamentation and complex patterns would likely seem out of place. One of popular wainscoting style is bead board, which consists of repeating verticals strips that are typically two inches wide. Another common style, which offers a more classic look, is using repeating sections of raised rectangles or squares in the wainscoting panels.

Determine the functionality of your room. The traditional color of wainscoting is white. For a small space, white is a great way to open up the space and allow you to paint the wall a darker color. The type of paint is also important. If it is a high-traffic area, you’ll want to use an eggshell or semi-gloss finish on the wainscoting since it is easy to clean.

The wall to accent is generally the first thing you see when you walk into the room, but not in every situation. You may want your accent wall to be free from doors, windows and anything that may break up your wall. It may have distinctive architectural features or placements such as a built-in bookcase, a wainscoting, a fireplace or an architectural nook. It could be the anchor-wall behind the bed in a bedroom like this one.

Repeating a pattern evenly over an entire wall looks Elegant and Classy in my opinion.

Applying Wainscot in a bathroom as an accent wall makes a great statement

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